Bruce Carrington is only coming up on his second full year as a pro but has already a variety of ways to rack up knockout wins.

The 26-year-old featherweight from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York has grown partial to the act of breaking down his opponents rather than a quick hit.

He accomplished a systematic breakdown of Ecuador’s Luis Porozo, whom he stopped in the eighth round of their June 10 outing in New York City, mere miles from his hometown. It marked the deepest fight to date for Carrington, who has now scored stoppage wins five, six and eight rounds deep all through his first eight pro fights.

“To be honest, there’s something more sinister about breaking a man’s will, making him quit,” Carrington told BoxingScene,com, “Breaking him down round by round. Let’s say you’re losing the fight then you knock him out with one punch. A knockout is a knockout.

“But there’s something to be said about taking a man’s will, making him quit, making his corner want to stop the fight. There’s just something meaner about it.”

Carrington (8-0, 5KOs) is scheduled for another eight-rounder on the Jared Anderson-Andrii Rudenko undercard, as part of the ESPN+ portion of this Saturday’s show from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The bout is the fourth of the year for ‘Shu Shu,’ who turned pro in October 2021 on the undercard of the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder trilogy clash in Las Vegas. He earned a four-round shutout win that evening and has since gone the six-round distance twice, and has scored knockout victories in rounds two (twice), five, six and eight.

“I am very confident in my power whether it’s the first round or the eighth round,” noted Carrington, once destined for the 2020 Olympics but who instead turned pro after the pandemic mooted his 2019 Olympic Trials win. “I had [scheduled] six-round fights where I stopped the guy in the fifth round.

“I already showed early that I have the stamina to go into those later rounds and my power is still going to be a problem.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: JakeNDaBox